Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fallen Hero

Senior Police Officer Henry Canales, 42, died serving his city while trying to keep our community safe from criminals. Officer Canales served the department for 16 years, spending the last seven of them in the auto theft division. The same division he was working last night when he was shot.

"He was very dedicated. Not only an outstanding officer, but an outstanding individual," said Chief Hurtt. "He cared a lot about the people that he worked with. He cared a lot about the citizens of Houston. He was a hero to his family."

"Henry's a good man," Lt. Scott Dombrowski said. "Dedicated, loving family, loved his job. He loved what he did and was very good at it."

Henry leaves behind his wife and two teenage children. He leaves behind his extended family and friends. He leaves behind his brothers and sisters in blue.

I AM A WARRIOR
by Jon F. Hooper

I fight not for glory or fame, For they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, For evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, For it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, For now, I stand with God.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace brother. What a very sad morning. I pray for your family.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for protecting my family. I admire and respect the police so much. I hope to one day wear a badge with pride. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

My heart is with you HPD.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers to the family of Henry Canales. Stay strong and know your husband and father did what many others can not or would not have the courage to do. He is a hero, a true hero.

Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the outstanding officer who risked his life to protect and serve Houston. Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace brother in blue. You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

My God bless and comfort the family. Yes, Officer Canales is standing with God now.

Anonymous said...

"To be truly heroic, we must go into battle each day in our home, job, church, and society to make God's kingdom a reality. Our weapons are the standards, morals, truths, and convictions we receive from God's Word." Because of unsung heroes such as Senior Police Officer Henry Canales, and many others who had paid an ultimate sacrifice, I'm so proud to wear my badge every day. RIP Sr. Ofc. Henry Canales.

Officer. T. Nguyen

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your serving. You are my hero. Rest in peace. God bless all Houston police officers.

LT said...

We all sleep safely because people like Henry Canales are out there taking care of us and our families.

God Bless and thank you, to all of you who are out there every night.

Rest in Peace, Henry.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his HPD family. Time will heal your sorrow but he will never be forgotten. God Bless

Anonymous said...

Our brother is sitting next to Jesus now. Our prayers are with Henrys family and tears are still flowing. We will miss him at the race track and miss a good officer, father, friend, and husband. We love you brother....